Posted in July 2017

Future Billing Methodology: consultation response aims for 108 TWh by 2050

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The Future Billing Methodology is an Ofgem funding 'proof of concept' project looking into the Flow Weighted Average Calorific Value (FWACV) billing regime to investigate the impact of the injection of volumes of gas with calorific values (CV) that are significantly higher or lower than the prevailing FWACV on…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, future billing methodology, fwacv, propanation, propane, calorific value, thom koller

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SEPA consults on revised Compliance Assessment Scheme

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The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has opened a consultation on its Compliance Assessment Scheme (CAS), which it uses to determine how well an operator is complying with their environmental obligations. SEPA has used their CAS since 2009, when it was brought in to provide a common framework for compliance assessment…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, SEPA, Scotland, food waste, food waste operators, regulation, environmental permitting

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International biogas funding opportunity with Egypt

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Newton-Mosharafa Institutional Links open until 19 September 2017 The British Council has opened a new call for applications under the Newton Institutional Links programme. This aims to build UK-partner country research and innovation collaborations centred on shared research and innovation challenges which have direct relevance to social welfare and economic development.…

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Tags: R&D, biogas, egypt, british council, research funding, r&d funding

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New guidance for commercial food waste collectors – help spread the word

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What is the Quality Action Plan? The Quality Action Plan (the QAP) for digestate and compost is a cross-industry working group, of which ADBA is part, focussed on the continuous improvement of compost and digestate products. The QAP also works to improve the quality of feedstocks in order to improve…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, quality action plan, digestate, feedstock quality

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The Future of On Farm AD (part 2)

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Last week, in part 1 of this series, we set out our updated arguments and data on the benefits AD and digestate provides to farming, to the government and to the UK as a whole. If you missed last week's blog you can read it here. As we noted, with…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, digestate, on farm ad, future of on farm ad, thom koller

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Cadent proposes hydrogen network for Liverpool-Manchester

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Gas distribution company Cadent (formerly National Grid Gas Distribution Limited) has proposed a new ‘Liverpool-Manchester Hydrogen Clusters project’ which aims to introduce hydrogen into the gas network in the Liverpool-Manchester area. The use of hydrogen in place of natural gas has long been discussed as a key…

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Tags: hydrogen, steam-methane reforming, decarbonisation, cadent, gas network, Ofgem, clean growth plan, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Edina Group announces new website launch

Edina, a leading supplier, installer and maintenance provider for combined heat and power (CHP), gas, and diesel generation solutions, announced today the launch of its newly redesigned website. The new Edina website (http://www.edina.eu) offers quick and easy access to essential information and features, whilst showcasing Edina&rsquo…

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Tags: member's press release, CHP, anaerobic digestion

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ADBA calls on new BEIS Select Committee to review embedded benefits changes

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We are still waiting to hear back from our joint letter to BEIS Secretary of State Greg Clark MP on embedded benefits that we submitted in April. In the meantime, ADBA has suggested to the ADE - who led on the letter – that we send a similar letter to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, renewable electricity, Ofgem, beis, greg clark, beis committee, embedded benefit, triad, network charging, thom koller

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RHI scheme spending update - June 2017

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have released their latest figures on estimated committed RHI expenditure for the next 12 months. The link can be found by clicking here. If you would like to see how the forecast expenditure compares to the expenditure threshold for each RHI…

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Tags: beis, RHI, biogas, biomethane, anaerobic digestion, rhi consultation, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis

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Huge growth in residual waste treatment capacity

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The 12th edition of the Residual Waste Infrastructure Review by environmental consultancy Eunomia highlights the significant growth in residual waste treatment capacity that has taken place since the company started tracking facility development in 2009. The full report can be downloaded here free of charge. The report finds that: Since 2009/10,…

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Tags: residual waste, Energy from Waste, recycling, recycling targets, food waste, Eunomia, UK AD & Biogas

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ADBA conference to examine role of green gas in decarbonising transport

The role of biomethane in fuelling buses and municipal, light-duty and heavy-goods vehicles will be the key theme of the third ADBA Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, taking place on the 28th September 2017 at the Queen’s Hotel, Leeds. Biomethane is a low-carbon, methane-based transport fuel produced…

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Tags: transport, biomethane, anaerobic digestion, RTFO, clean air strategy, Charlotte Morton

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Sustainability key to making on-farm AD viable

With continued changes to Feed-in Tariffs and a lack of financial incentives for farmers, Derek Burgoyne, a Cambridgeshire-based businessman, has created a ‘truly sustainable’ AD system, which he says is key to making the technology viable in the future. Derek and business partner John Dale, both directors of…

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Tags: member's press release, sustainability, on-farm AD, food waste, digestate

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BEIS launch independent review into the cost of energy

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Industrial Strategy, Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark has announced that an independent review into the cost of energy will be undertaken, led by Professor Dieter Helm CBE. The Secretary of State announced: All homes and businesses rely on an affordable and secure energy supply and the government is…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, beis, Ofgem, industrial strategy, Climate Change Act, paris agreement, energy costs, greg clark, renewable financial incentives, thom koller

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Ofgem begin Significant Code Review

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Following consultation earlier in the year Ofgem has decided to launch a Targeted Charging Review (TCR) Significant Code Review (SCR), which will: Consider reform of residual charging for transmission and distribution, for both generation and demand, to ensure it meets the interests of consumers, both now and in future; and …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable electricity, Ofgem, beis, greg clark, consultation, significant code review, triad payments, embedded benefit, tnuos, bsuos, cmp264, cmp265, network charging, thom koller

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Important Membership Renewals Information

With ADBA’s new membership year starting on 1 October 2017, we will soon be entering our period of renewals so it is important that you read all the information below regarding the renewal process. It’s time to say thank you We would firstly like to say…

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Tags: Membership renewal, ADBA Members' Directory, Renewals, membership

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